15:25 Curragh Sun 29 September 2019
Off the mark for connections at the fourth time of asking when landing a Listowel 1m contest on handicap debut earlier this month off a 5lb lower mark. Yard landed a double here on Saturday. Can improve again.
Zoffany colt. Half-brother to 1m winner Alexander James and Dam was a winner over this distance in France. Second of 14 beaten a head on an encouraging debut in a Naas 6f maiden earlier this month. Would not have to improve too much to land a blow.
Experienced five-race maiden but not discredited since making her debut in May. First-time cheekpieces may assist and market should be informative.
Fancy entries for later in the season have fell by the wayside following a number of below-par efforts since the No Nay Never colt made his debut last month. Looks up against it.
Colt by Tough As Nails out of a Imperial Ballet mare. Inexpensive€1,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to three winners including Spello, a winner over 7f. Market likely to reveal expectations on debut.
By Dragon Pulse retained by his vendor for €6,000 as yearling. Continues to impress following a second of eight beaten 3½L in a Roscommon auction contest over 7½f last month. Needs to improve but not ruled out in first-time visor.
Three-race maiden but running well in defeat in a couple of contests at Roscommon and here over a similar trip this month. Could emerge as a big danger.
Starspangledbanner filly. Not running as well as the majority of the yards other youngsters and hard to fancy until she shows hints of ability.
Daughter of Ivawood out of a Sadler's Wells mare. Mixed messages in a couple of career starts at Down Royal last month before a below-par effort at Listowel earlier this month. Yard in good form landing a double here on Saturday.
Last Year's Winner
Brunelle (6/5), Johan Zoffani (2/1), Champers Elysees (5/2), Xian Express (7/2), Franklin Street (6/1), Seven Worlds (14/1), Laurel Grove (16/1), Joven (16/1), Ivy Avenue (33/1), Toughari (33/1), Waterville Lady (66/1)
- Johan Zoffani
- Franklin Street
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